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Biosecurity Research Institute


The BRI is unique in its capacity to perform multidisciplinary research on multiple pathogens and host species within a single facility. As the designated facility at Kansas State University for work on organisms classified by the U.S government as Select Agents (SAs), our highly specialized facilities and highly trained and approved personnel ensure constant accountability, safety, and security. Areas of emphasis include the following.

  • Basic biology of pathogens of animals, humans, or plants

  • Diagnostic technology development for rapid and accurate disease detection

  • Vaccine development, testing, and validation

  • Detection of pathogens in food — pre- and post-harvest

  • Food safety and security in food processing

  • Contamination control — mitigation and decontamination

  • Disease transmission between hosts and vectors

Research Spaces

Research Support Services 

  • Select Agent Registration
  • Biosafety Training 
  • Hazardous Material Shipping
  • Laundry
  • Consumable Supplies
  • Long Term Storage
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Animal Care
  • Occupational Medicine
  • On-Site Science Equipment
Learn how a partnership between K-State and Glasgow University is leading the fight against mosquito-borne viruses that are fatal to livestock.
If you are interested in conducting research at the BRI, contact the director